MA Early College

Building Bridges, the 2022 Early College Spring Convening, was held Tuesday, April 26.  Access Session Recordings and Materials

Early College Programs

Community of Best Practice

Welcome to the Massachusetts Early College Program (MAECP) Community of Best Practice

NS4ed, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Schools and Department of Higher Education, is providing technical assistance and resources for Massachusetts Early College designees, applicants, and prospective candidates. You will find event information and registration, application process and designation criteria, early college resources specific to the Commonwealth,  and many other supportive resources for educators, parents and students.


How Data Reporting Will Impact Funding Practices

Session Five of the Early College Data Series
June 7, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m.

The plan to fund IHE credits through statewide data systems will be discussed. This session will be followed up with additional technical sessions, geared toward specific stakeholder groups. (If you registered for earlier sessions, you do not need to register again.)

Annual Report Office Hours

DESE will host a series of drop-in Annual Report Office Hours to support any questions that come up as you work to complete the Annual Reports, including accessing the Data Dashboards or answering 12th grader report questions:

  • Thursday, June 9th from 9-10AM
  • Tuesday, June 14th from 9-10AM
  • Tuesday, June 21st from 10-11AM (After MAECP check in)
  • Thursday, June 23 from 9-10 AM


For the meetings listed below, registration is only required once and you will be registered for the series.

  • May 19, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – Office Hours – Click HERE to attend NS4ed Technical Assistance Office Hours.
  • May 24, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – MA Early College Program Check-in Meeting – Click HERE to register for the 2021-22 AY series.
  • May 26, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – Office Hours – Click HERE to attend NS4ed Technical Assistance Office Hours.


Eight Recently Designated Early College Programs

The Commonwealth recently awarded Early College Designation to eight programs: 

  • Argosy Collegiate Charter School and Bristol Community College,
  • Cambridge Rindge & Latin School and Lesley University, 
  • Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School and North Shore Community College, 
  • New Bedford High School and Bristol Community College, 
  • Fenway High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology, 
  • Mt. Everett High School and Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 
  • Narragansett Regional High School and Mt. Wachusett Community College/Fitchburg State University, 
  • New Mission High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

Congratulations to each of these eight programs! We are excited to welcome them to our Community of Practice!

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